When it comes to ventilation and HVAC systems, on average, your system has a lifespan of 15 years. This means that for most homeowners, you’re going to have to deal with getting a new system for your existing home at some point. In some cases, you may not want to wait until things get to that point. Changing your HVAC system before it breaks down not only saves you stress, but it gives you more time to consider your options. Here are some things that should go into the conversation on ductwork installation.
Upgrading What You Have
If you’re not up against that timeframe of 10-15 years, the first thing you may want to do is look and see if your current HVAC setup has some air leaks. These may be the source of your temperature issues, and are a bit of a less complex endeavor to fix. The same applies to your ductwork and insulation. A good HVAC expert can diagnose your situation and figure out exactly what the root problem is.
If you plan on going forward with a new HVAC system, know that the biggest single trend in the industry is energy efficiency. This is a rare case where environmental concerns and practical concerns mix. Heating and air conditioning are two of the most expensive utilities homeowners deal with, and a more efficient system means less energy and money spent. See if the new system you are looking at meets Energy Star standards. You may also want to get leaky ductwork handled, as it can keep energy from being lost.
Other things to consider include in your ventilation design:
- Indoor air quality
- Changes to your zoning system
- Total system redesigns (ductless, mini-split, etc.)
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There are plenty of benefits when it comes to redoing or upgrading your current HVAC system. However, you won’t see them if you don’t choose the right partner for said upgrades. In fact, you may incur further costs if you need things redone, making for all the more reason to choose skilled professionals.
Angel HVAC is the perfect HVAC company to meet your needs. We provide a full suite of services that include emergency services, preventative cleaning, and HVAC and ductwork installation in Bucks County, as well as Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Call today to speak to one of our experts and ask about a free on-site estimate for your all of your HVAC installation and repair needs.